Dividing Mums - Knowledgebase Question

Blackwood, NJ
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Question by jbtlr
July 29, 2000
I want to divide my mums because they are so bushy. When is the best time to do this, and how is it done?

Answer from NGA
July 29, 2000
Chrysanthemums should be divided in the early spring, as soon as new shoots appear. Each new shoot, with roots attached, will become a new plant. To divide, dig up the plant and cut the rootmass into sections, each with a single green shoot. By the end of the summer the new plants will have grown many new stems, which can then be divided the following spring.

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